Fellowships Programme

Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship 2020 | Study at NYU Wagner

Applications are open for the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship 2020 to study at NYU Wagner. The fellowship is awarded to students admitted for full-time study in Master of Public Administration or Master of Urban Planning degree programs at the NYU Wagner.

Lisa Ellen Goldberg, the celebrated president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation and beloved wife of John Sexton, the former president of New York University, was a dynamic force in the world of philanthropy and the Jewish community. Prior to her death in 2007, she worked passionately for philanthropic and Jewish issues and organizations. She left a legacy of the visionary and critical role philanthropy can play in both bringing promising ideas to fruition and increasing their impact. She also embodied a deep commitment to public service and to the Jewish community. Her legacy is honored in a fellowship established at NYU Wagner for rising leaders in public service who seek careers in philanthropy or Jewish leadership.

Deadline: December 2, 2019


  • The Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship.
  • In addition to financial support, Goldberg Fellows receive an NYU faculty mentor and also get the opportunity to access an unparalleled network of philanthropists, policymakers, academics, and leaders.

Who is Eligible for Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship?

  • Open to students admitted for full-time study in Master of Public Administration or Master of Urban Planning degree programs.
  • Applicants should have far-reaching and nuanced intellectual curiosity
  • Passion for learning and problem-solving
  • Playful imagination and enthusiasm for new ways of approaching old problems
  • Thoughtful and articulate communication, both verbal and written
  • Interest in people, their stories, and their experiences
  • Steadfast dedication and emotional maturity
  • Demonstrated success in a first career
  • Love of culture and the arts.

How to Apply

  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in the fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application.  Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application in order to be considered.

For more information, visit Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship.

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